This series is sponsored by Baby Lock. For over 40 years, Baby Lock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance.
Hey Hey Hey, (jazz hands and a little click of the heels), I’m SO excited to finally share with you all of the sewing-with-knit awesomeness that has been in the works! Welcome to Stretch Yourself! A series hosted by yours truly and Miranda from One Little Minute ! We felt like the New Year was a great time to learn a new skill (or improve on one), and sewing with knits is one of the best sewing skills you can have–they are easy, fun, fast and forgiving, and probably what you and your family wear the most. Miranda and I have jam packed the next two weeks with information, tutorials, pattern reviews, giveaways, and guest projects all focused on teaching you how to sew with knit fabric. And there’s something here for all of you–if you’re a beginning or seasoned sewist–you’ll definitely learn something new (I know I did!)
The first week will be all tutorials and information. The schedule will go as follows:
Are you pumped up yet? We’ve been sewing our nights away in preparation for this series, and are so thrilled with the piles of finished clothing that we’ve made. Everything is super basic but with endless variations. We hope you’ll find some stretchy fabric this week and sew along with us!
Next week will be all about pattern reviews and guest projects. The schedule for week two looks like this:
Saturday, January 19th: Ottobre Design Review at One Little Minute + Mad Mim // Series Wrap Up at One Little Minute + Mad Mim
Miranda and I hatched up this idea in the first place because we both adore knit sewing, and consequently have learned a lot from years of experience. But there is also so much great stuff out there on the topic, and here are some of our faves. Renee from Creative Chicks at Play has a fantastic series about knit sewing called the Tshirt Series, and I also love Lauren from Lladybird‘s conquering knits post. Other worthy mentions: Made by Rae did a series of “KNITerviews” in her series: KNITS (sub-titled “Stretch Yourself”! Great minds think alike!), Sewaholic has a sewing with knits roundup, Luvinthemommyhood shared a list of her favorite resources, and this post by Prudent Baby on sewing with jersey is great,
We’re jazzed (remember the hands) to add our series to whats out there; and we hope that there’s something here for you! This is a true collaboration, as our tutorials all go hand and hand with each other, and really build off each other’s topics. I am in LOVE with everything Miranda did (she’s so amazing!), and we’re both over the moon to partner with so many great sponsors–especially Babylock. We hope you enjoy reading along, but we really hope that you STRETCH YOURSELF and try a little something you learn!